howe'er

howe'er

(haʊˈɛə)
sentence connector, adv
a poetic contraction of however
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how•e'er

(haʊˈɛər)

adv., conj.
however.
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'Twas once & only once & the wild hour From my rememberance shall not pass - some power Or spell had bound me - 'twas the chilly wind Came o'er me in the night & left behind Its image on my spirit, or the moon Shone on my slumbers in her lofty noon Too coldly - or the stars - howe'er it was That dream was as that night wind - let it pass.
ISMENE Howe'er that be, 'tis for this cause alone That Creon comes to thee--and comes anon.
I have much more to say, but this moment a Friend Is come in, and of course, my Epistle must end; Howe'er of Remissness you shall not complain, I mean by next Post to address you again.
He looks out o'er yon sea which sunbeams cross And recross till they weave a spider-web (Meshes of fire, some great fish breaks at times) And talks to his own self, howe'er he please, Touching that other, whom his dam called God.
But howe'er Thou and that baser world censure my life ....
The daily duties of my life forgot, To study fiction, incident, and plot: Howe'er the conduct of my life might err, Still my dramatic plans were regular.
Despite Leontes's agreement with her sharp criticism, for instance, a Lord of the council chamber attempts to silence her: "Say no more; / Howe'er the business goes, you have made fault / Tth' boldness of your speech" (3.2.213-15).
Howe'er your choice may chance to fall, You'll have no hand in it at all.
When the lust-filled Duke of Florence sends a messenger to invite Bianca to a banquet, her husband tells her to withdraw, because she is "a gem no stranger's eye must see, / Howe'er thou please now to look dull on me" (3.1.175-76).
Not even by thy blank forgetfulness, Those marriage-ties unowned by human laws, But set down in irrevocable record-- Yes, thou must hear!--From our united lives, Howe'er disjoined, howe'er repellent now, Has sprung a life destined to be the source Of a long line that through all future time Shall bear the traces of our blended natures.
Yet in doing so, he reveals his profound distrust of temporal movement; for he desperately seeks to reduce the interval between the present and the future, lest during that period some unforeseen impediment or menace intervene: "Till I know 'tis done, / Howe'er my haps, my joys were ne'er begun" (4.3.70-71).
Barker rightly says that the poem "improves out of all proportion to the initial struggle" and quotes the Wanderer's answer to the Solitary's pessimism as a crystallization of Wordsworth's own outlook: One adequate support For the calamities of mortal life Exists--one only: an assured belief That the procession of our fate, howe'er Sad or disturbed, is ordered by a Being Of infinite benevolence and power; Whose everlasting purposes embrace All accidents, converting them to good.